Saturday, April 12, 2008

Penny in Mouth Will Foil Breath Test

Bury Free Press [UK]
11 April 2008

Lorry driver banned, court

By Bury Free Press reporter

An ex-Army soldier placed a penny in his mouth in an attempt to affect a breath test, a court heard.

Daniel Holland, 22, of Bakers Lane, Bury St Edmunds, admitted driving with excess alcohol – 90 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – at Bury Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

The court heard Holland, now a lorry driver, was initially stopped for speeding in Out Risbygate, Bury, on March 28.

Ian Devine, prosecuting, said when police issued a breath test they discovered he had put a penny in his mouth to try to affect the reading. [...]